What's clean up like with chicken diapers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by You'reASuperRedStar, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. You'reASuperRedStar

    You'reASuperRedStar New Egg

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    Thanks to the responses to our last question, we are close to ordering chicken diapers for our Red Star with the broken leg.

    Anyone have feedback on what clean up is like with chicken diapers?

    --Are the water proof liners easy to clean up and reuse? Are they necessary?

    --Is it easy enough to use paper towels instead?

    Trying to be economical and earth friendly.

    Thanks!

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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I made my own chicken diaper and I lined it with plastic. I used two panty liners and stuck them to the plastic. I've only had it on the chickens for one day. I need to make a new one just a tad bigger. It was very easy to clean. I pulled the two maxi pads out and sprayed the inside with oxine to clean. I haven't used it since.

    I do need to make another one in case of an injury. I'd probably give the chicken a bath before letting them run around the house in a diaper. My girls are always in the dirt taking dirt baths.

    Good luck. The diapers work very well and keep the poo off their bottom.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Isn't it more humane to cull a chicken with a broken leg, then to have it live in pain. Just saying.
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  4. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Um . . . huh??? Why in the world would you say that? Would you "cull" your dog if he had a broken leg? Your husband?

    I'm sure OP has been to the vet. Hopefully the chicken has been splinted and is on pain meds. She has JUST as much right to heal up and resume a normal life as your dog or your husband!

    Sometimes the comments on this forum just make me go [​IMG] .

    To the OP: It's my understanding that properly made chicken diapers have a "well" of sorts into which the poop goes. You just remove the diapers, dump that out, rinse, and replace. I think having at least 2 would be a good idea, but you can put a panty liner in there to keep them from getting too dirty, and I suspect paper towels would work too. Just keep them flat and small so that the "well" doesn't get filled up w/ paper (thereby pushing the poop up against the chicken's butt). Best of luck to your girl! [​IMG]
     
  5. bluebird

    bluebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use them. I put either a paper towel, a kleenex, or panty liner in 'em. Change every couple hours. Works great!

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  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Um . . . huh??? Why in the world would you say that? Would you "cull" your dog if he had a broken leg? Your husband?

    I'm sure OP has been to the vet. Hopefully the chicken has been splinted and is on pain meds. She has JUST as much right to heal up and resume a normal life as your dog or your husband!

    Sometimes the comments on this forum just make me go [​IMG] .

    To the OP: It's my understanding that properly made chicken diapers have a "well" of sorts into which the poop goes. You just remove the diapers, dump that out, rinse, and replace. I think having at least 2 would be a good idea, but you can put a panty liner in there to keep them from getting too dirty, and I suspect paper towels would work too. Just keep them flat and small so that the "well" doesn't get filled up w/ paper (thereby pushing the poop up against the chicken's butt). Best of luck to your girl! [​IMG]

    She never said it was on pain medication. Really are you going to do that. It's a little different then a dog or my husband really. Like you said sometimes the things people do to care for a disabled chicken makes me go Really. Don't get me wrong I do like my chickens and they live a great life but to have one in my house with a diaper is silly for me. You all can do it, if its nesessary. Just my thought.
     
  7. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I would do that (pain meds) and much more.

    I get it that some people here view their chickens as food and nothing more. But many people here view their chickens as pets. Just as I never go into the "processing" forum, I would think that one could tell by the title of this thread that the OP DOES care about her chickens as pets--so if that's not your worldview, it would be more polite to stay out of it.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes, I would do that (pain meds) and much more.

    I get it that some people here view their chickens as food and nothing more. But many people here view their chickens as pets. Just as I never go into the "processing" forum, I would think that one could tell by the title of this thread that the OP DOES care about her chickens as pets--so if that's not your worldview, it would be more polite to stay out of it.

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    Why must people always bring them down? Caring for a chicken with a broken leg is much more reasonable than killing it.. how unnecessary.. chickens can heal rather quickly.. It's not something I could do.. I would have to call my father or my grandfather.. Maybe that's a girl thing.. Maybe I'm silly, but a diaper would be better than having poo all around the house!

    To the OP: I've wondered the same thing.. I've never used a diaper on a chicken, but I would if I had to.. Anything to avoid killing a chicken!
     
  9. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If the chicken is a family pet -why would they kill it for a broken leg. But I would hope that the leg was being taken care of properly so that it would heal and the chicken is not in pain.
    At animal shelters they help injured wild life, like birds, geese, squirrels , etc....and they're not family pets--just saying.
     
  10. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lorain's fids :

    At animal shelters they help injured wild life, like birds, geese, squirrels , etc....and they're not family pets--just saying.

    Actually, animal shelters shouldn't be working w/ wildlife at all! That's a job for licensed wildlife rehabilitators. [​IMG]
     

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